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Though our economy is slowly improving and talk of state budget cuts is not as prevalent as a year ago, some citizens are still left with unanswered questions: “How am I going to pay for college?” In 2007 as part of the College Cost Reduction Act, the College Access Challenge Grant was born. And now, according to grant Administrator Tim Hopkins, the amount of award money available for distribution has jumped from $1.1 million during the first two years, to the current $2.3 million. Hopkins said $1.6 million is distributed to nonprofit organizations within the state to help low income students and their parents pay for secondary schooling, whether that be four-year colleges and universities, two-year colleges or technical and vocational institutions. “We have two focuses, our sub grant process and then strengthening our outreach,” Hopkins said, referring to the distribution of funds. “The rest of the money ($700,000) is used by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.” With the extra funds, they offer a variety of services to students and parents, such as funding their FAFSA centers. Hopkins explained that the non-profit organizations are in competition for the $1.6 million. His main concern, however, is trying to reach high school students in not just urban areas but rural areas as well. “We have awardees based in all geographic areas who have contact with the community they serve,” Hopkins said. Hopkins would like to try and distribute the awards evenly, although it is competitive. “I’d like for students even in rural communities to hear about the grant,” he said. As the economy gradually rises, Missouri colleges and universities are stuck facing the slings and arrows of budget cuts and steeper tuition prices. Meanwhile, not just lower income students but all students scramble to scour up enough funds to compensate.


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several other bars that turned in the same kind of a deal, and they said they couldn’t get enough people to bring it The events leading up to the city- before the public to vote,” Wiley said. wide smoking ban Oct. 1 are care- “Personally, I don’t think they tried. I fully documented in the minutes of think they were afraid that if they put the Maryville City Council. Marvin it on a ballot that it might not pass.” Wiley, president of the management Ban opponents were confoundcommittee of the American Legion ed when their signatures were not post 100, knows the verbiage of the enough to meet requirements. infamous bill. He lists how each new “A lot of theirs weren’t from citiinstallment is enumerated, starting zens inside the city limits,” Smail said. from the initial smoking restriction “A good share of theirs did not count.” in restaurants in June 2003 up to the Coincidentally, proponents of recent ban. Yet, his the ban were also bitter sentiment working to reach toward the ban that 1,800 signature joins that of othbenchmark to place I think they were ers who still do not the bill on the ballot. afraid that if they put it believe justice was “The council on a ballot that it might adequately served was encouraged to – they think the go ahead and vote not pass” people’s opinions on it,” Terry Harr, a -Marvin Wiley The American Legion were disregarded. key player with Citi“I think it got zens for Smoke-Free railroaded in,” WiNodaway County ley said. “They said. “We would didn’t give the opstill go on collecting tion for the people. signatures if it was That’s the big deal right there.” voted down. But they voted yes, and The “they” Wiley refers to is the passed it themselves, which is the way City Council, whose specific laws it should have been in the first place.” spell out an elusive goal for those Former mayors Michael Thompwanting to place a proposition on a son, Marlin Slagle and Bridget Brown ballot. In order for the smoking ban to appeared at hearings May 24 to comappear on a public ballot, Wiley and pel the court to do what they had been his comrades would have needed sig- elected to do: make decisions. Mayor natures from 25 percent of the number Chad Jackson stated that slightly over of registered voters. That works out half of respondents to an informal to about 1,800 signatures, according survey thought a public vote was necto City Clerk Sheila Smail, which is a essary. tougher percentage requirement than “Chad Jackson was the first person other local governments in Missouri. to say that it should go to the public Even here, Wiley contests that his side vote,” Harr said. “But when he found followed necessary protocol. that a majority of the people wanted “We turned in 1,500 signatures the council to vote on it, he said, ‘I stating that it needed to be brought want to do the thing that people want before a public vote, and there were

Elections go the Republican way State and local elections finished with Democrats losing majority of races BY Trey WIlliams AND CASSIE THOMAS News Editor and Chief Reporter The race with so much on the line, who will gain or maintain control of congress, has finally come to an end. The results, in Missouri at least, favor the Republican Party. Starting close to home, in the race for associate circuit judge, Glen Dietrich (Dem.) won with 98.5 percent of the votes. Robert Schieber (Dem.) finished atop the race for presiding commissioner of the county commission with 97.9 percent of the votes. The new clerk of the circuit court is Elaine Wilson (Rep.) who won with 55.5 percent of the votes. The new clerk of the county commission, with 98.8 percent of the votes, is Beth Walker (Dem.). With 58.2 percent of the votes, Robert Rice (Rep.) is the new prosecuting attorney and Sandra Smail (Dem.,) who gained 99 percent of the votes, is the new recorder. For Missouri’s new U.S. senator, Roy Blunt (Rep.) won gaining 61 percent of the votes. In the close race for state auditor, Tom Scheich (Rep.) came out on top with 51.1 percent of the votes. Sam Graves (Rep.,) the incumbent for U.S. representative of the 6th district, will remain in office earning 75.7 percent of the votes. State senator of the 12th district went to Brad Lager (Rep.) who received 97.9 percent of the votes. Republican Mike Thomson won the race for state representative of the 4th district with 81.8 percent of the votes. Also on the ballot were

three Constitutional Amendments to the Missouri Constitution, each of which passed with substantially more yes votes than no. Percentages of yes votes were 74.3 percent for Amendment 1, 65.8 percent for Amendment 2 and 84 percent for Amendment 3. Voters were also able to voice their opinion on two statutory measure propositions that began as citizen initiatives. Proposition A, also known as the Let Voters Decide Initiative, passed with 69.1 percent yes votes. This proposition focuses on earning taxes and could potentially lead to the elimination of earnings taxes in some Missouri cities. It takes away the right of authorities to use earning taxes to fund their budgets and requires any new earning taxes to be approved by voters first. Proposition B, also known as the Puppy Mill Initiative, also passed, but in a much closer race. The percent of yes votes was 51.5 percent, with no votes totaling 48.5 percent. This proposition will require large scale breeders to provide breeding dogs with proper care, including sufficient food, housing and exercise. It will also limit dog breeders to having no more than 50 breeding dogs and create a misdemeanor crime for puppy mill cruelty for any violations. Barbara Schmitz, a member of Missourians for the Protection of Dogs, worked hard alongside other members to fight for the passage of this proposition. See ELECTION on A5

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New Harmonies travels to Maryville BY KARRA SMALL Missourian Reporter Music is everywhere. It is on the radio. It is played at county fairs and local events. It is even played at most weddings, a day which some people consider one of the most important of their lives. There are many types, rap, pop, hip hop, jazz and rock. And one of these is on its way to Maryville. New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music is a showcase of everything roots including sacred songs, gospel, country, bluegrass, blues and

other cultural themes. The series, which is a Smithsonian made traveling exhibit, is specifically designed to serve small town museums and historical societies. The Nodaway County Historical Society will house the exhibit and was aided in funding by The Missouri Humanities Council. Michael Steiner, who serves as president of the Historical Society, said this is a cultural opportunity for locals to experience the history of music. “The exhibit will be an excellent opportunity for the many residents

of the area who love music of all types to see a first-rate Smithsonian-made exhibit on the history of American roots music.” Steiner also added that the second floor of the museum will house the exhibit and residents who are familiar with the Historical Society, which is located at First and Walnut, will get to see the place transformed. The series kicks off tonight and runs until Dec 23. For a full list of shows, times and locations visit nwmissourinews. com.


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THE 13th ANNUAL FLAG Raising event took place at 2 p.m. Friday at the Joyce and Harvey White Internation Plaza on campus. Students from 33 countries were represented in the ceremony.

Class collects keys for organization BY DAKOTA JONES Chief Reporter


ZANE ROBINSON FROM team Ron Burgundy did the “In Their Shoes Challenge” which required him apply makeup to in last year’s Amazing Race.

Amazing Race searches for knowledge, prizes BY CAROLE MYERS Missourian Reporter The annual Amazing Race scavenger hunt is only days away and the B.R.I.D.G.E committee is working around the clock to make this event the best yet. The Amazing Race is designed to test the participants on how much they know, not only about the campus, but the world outside of the United States as well. The scavenger hunt takes place on numerous sites around the campus and everyone is welcome to participate. The scavenger hunt consists of eight challenges and teams of two. The participants will read a clue packet and search for the right answer, which is located on campus. Food will be provided following the race and a brief prize ceremony. The first place team receives an iPod touch, second place

team receives a digital camera and the third place team receives an external hard drive. In past years the B.R.I.D.G.E committee manually organized the scavenger hunt, but this year they are trying something new. A B.R.I.D.G.E, Ash Gambhir created a computer program that would automatically sort where each team was required to search. “This system is more efficient and impartial. It allows everyone to have a fair chance,” Gambhir said. There will be an informational meeting tomorrow in the station executive suite room at 4:00 p.m. “This is a unique event that brings in knowledge of the campus and the world. It is a fun way for people to learn about the world and themselves as individuals,” Gambhir said. The event will start at noon at the bell tower.

The Ronald McDonald House is a safe haven for families with children suffering from life threatening illnesses. The organization’s main focus is to provide free lodging to families of children who have been hospitalized. This organiztion gives everyone an opportunity to get involved in fundraising in simple ways. For several Northwest students, this sparked an interest to find a way to get the campus and community involved in helping children. On Oct. 30th the class set up a booth in the tailgating area before the Homecoming game. From noon to 2 p.m., they collected old and unwanted keys. “They sell them as scrap metal to earn money for the charities they provide,” Junior Olivia Kirby said. “The keys are melted down and recycled.” The class’ goal was to collect three to five pounds

of keys throughout the duration of the assignment. So far they have collected six pounds. “I told them to set a specific goal that was a stretch, but was also realistic.” Associate Professor Leach Steffens said. “I would have never guessed they would have exceeded that goal. Not very many people know about the key drive, so it’s an exciting feeling.” They had a hard time finding an organization to support, but once Kirby suggested the Ronald McDonald House, it was a clear and easy choice. “We knew we wanted to do something for kids. And this was the most logical thing for us.” Kirby said. “It’s something that helps a lot of people that actually need it. It’s free for the families that use the services and helps kids stay connected with their families during a time that they need it most.” The class will collect keys until Thanksgiving break.

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During his first year as University president, John Jasinski, in accordance with the Northwest Leadership Team, has put a new focus on what makes Northwest unique. This is answered in the University’s newly revised mission, vision and values statement, approved by the Board of Regents at their regular meeting on Friday. University Provost Douglas Dunham said a new mission, vision and values statement is the by-product of new leadership at the University. “When you have a change in a new president, there’s always the opportunity then for new ideas,” Dunham said. “One of the things we noticed when the Leadership Team was reviewing (the statement) is that our old mission statement was very long and difficult for people to recite. Nobody really understood or was able to identify what the mission and visions were.” Jackie Elliott, vice president of finance, explained the importance of an easily understood mission, vision and values statement for University faculty, staff and students. “Anytime an organization has missions, visions and values, they drive every decision that

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Center located at 1212B S. Main St. “It’s really a one stop shop,” Mildward said. “It’s a place where they can come and Residents of Northwest Missouri who find all their resources in one location” These services are available to memstruggle to find jobs are able to receive help in finding a way to meet their needs. bers of the community free of charge, as A workforce development program of- the workforce development program is fered through the Missouri Career Center funded entirely by tax dollars, according has recently been modified to benefit job to Mildward. “Most of our services are available to seekers. The main purpose of this program is to anyone,” Mildward said. “If they are in help those who are unemployed evaluate the core services, such as helping with and develop their skills and to assist them resumes, mock interviewing, workshops to find a job or determine the necessary — those are free to anyone, same with the training or schooling for their desired ca- basic assessments.” The workforce development services reer. Resources available range from skill evaluation to interview training and ulti- are also beneficial to the Maryville community because an overall increase in emmately job placement. “Workforce development is a key part ployment stimulates the economy. “It’s a good way for individuals who of economic development,” Tye Parsons, aren’t working to come in director of the Northwest Missouri Regional Council “Workforce development is and update some of their of Goverments, said. “Our a key part of economic de- skills, look at what jobs are goal is to help develop the velopment. Our goal is to available and get help in region as a whole. We can’t help develop the region as being best prepared for godo that without workforce a whole. We can’t do that ing to those interviews so without workforce develop- they can secure the job they development programs.” ment programs.” want,” Mildward said. “That The Northwest Misthen puts more money in souri Regional Council of -Tye Parsons, the community because Governments and the MisDirector of the Northwest souri Career Center are Missouri Regional Concil of that person has now gone working together to ensure Goverments to work, hopefully at a better wage than they were, and that this program is fully are able to spend those doldeveloped and provides all necessary resources to members of the lars in the local stores. So we’re one of the community who are unemployed. As of few programs that actually puts money July 1, the program has added various ser- back into the economy.” Parsons agrees that programs like vices to improve available resources. This helps guarantee that those who use these these are beneficial for the local econoservices are getting the maximum benefits my. “When a person has a job, it not only from their efforts. Kim Mildward, director of workforce supports their family, but also puts money development at the Maryville location of back in the community, which helps the lothe Missouri Career Center, oversees the cal and regional economy,” Parsons said. The workforce development office has program and services offered through this recently acquired new services, new workprogram. “Workforce development programs we shops and new resources to do everything offer all run through the Missouri Career possible to benefit those who are unemCenter here,” Mildward said. “It is an op- ployed in light of the economy’s current portunity for individuals to come in and condition. “It’s difficult to find a job right now, search for jobs, work on resume cover letters, and other skills they can do self- and that’s because the economy is still in paced in our resource area and also in- recovery,” Mildward said. “So if they’re not quire about programs that may be able to using our services, it’s an opportunity to try some different things and if they have assist them with further training.” This local workforce development it’s a good opportunity for them to come in program is run out of the Missouri Career and try some of our new resources.”


AMANDA PETERFISH-SCHRAG takes her children Eli and Celia to the Maryville trick-or-treat in the square on last Thursday. Local families walked between sixth street and first to local buisnesses who handed out candy to all the trick-or-treaters.

Guys & Dolls give more than a clip BY AMANDA CANNON Missourian Reporter It is nice to get a haircut and look good, but what if there was a way to get a haircut and feel good, too? This Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., haircuts are half price at Guys & Dolls Hair Studio in their annual event, Clip for a Cause. The Guys & Dolls’ team will donate their time and talents to help one of their own. “It’s a way for us to reach out to people and use our talents to help,” Mindy Hunziger, owner and stylist at Guys & Dolls Hair Studio. “It is also a way to help out


usual clients with a nice discount.” This year, all the proceeds go to Matt and Tina Spurgin. Tina has been a part of the Guys and Dolls team for over three years. Tina and her family have been battling pancreatic cancer since December of last year. Guys & Dolls Hair Studio is not normally open on Sundays, but once a year they open on their anniversary date to raise money with wet cuts for half price. Walk-ins are more than welcome. The family sponsored is different each year. “Tina is the lady who

prompted the idea of Clip for a Cause,” Hunziger said. Door prize drawings will be given as well as gift bags of product samples to the first 150 who attend the event. Some door prizes were donated to the hair studio by other local business from around town. Spurgin’s family also will be donating their time to help with the event. “This is a team effort who takes their own time to help out with the cause. I couldn’t do it alone,” Hunziger said. “The Guys & Dolls team of nine will be sponsoring a good day to pay it forward.”

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Tracking offenders through emails BY LESLIE NELSON Chief Reporter Missouri residents now have a new way to track sex offenders in their area. On Oct. 18, the Missouri State Highway Patrol launched a new email alert system that lets Missourians know when sex offenders move into their neighborhood. Residents can sign up for the emails on the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website, mshp.dps. They will receive an initial email

with a list of current sex offenders in their area and another e-mail within 24 hours whenever an offender moves into that area. Residents can even choose how large of a radius they want to search, from 500 feet up to five miles. They can receive alerts on up to five different addresses and five specific offenders. According to Tammy Byrd, Missouri Sex Offender Registry supervisor, this system is much faster than it was in the past. Residents continually had to check the sex

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Smoking burned out found that more people wanted their elected officials to make the decision on the smoking ban for them. The blessing and curse of a representative democracy is that right now, someone is making a decision concerning your best interests. This can be a wonderful thing. Yet, in the case of the smoking ban, where bars like the Legion were thrown under the bus without consent in the interest of political efficiency, five people decided on a very sensitive issue that affected thousands

Resolutions for candy intake in Halloween 2011 Halloween has come and passed. Once again, thousands of children (and quite a few adults) have indulged themselves in the decadent treasures of tasty titillation. Many of us have already stuffed ourselves so full of candy that we are nearly a walking candy shop; this is despite the many adverse health effects that are associated with the intake of candy, particularly in large doses. When a child asks, “Trick or Treat?” they are establishing a contract. If we do not give them a treat, we will be tricked. By this reasoning, we all deserve to be tricked; what child wishes to be treated with bad health? Instead, we should treat them with a longer, healthier life. The trick to treating is not to cut candy cold turkey. Rather, the path to better treating is to moderate the intake of candy and replacing a part of this intake with less destructive alternatives. One may ask, “Is it really that big a deal? This indulgence only occurs one day each year, and candy surely is not quite so bad.” This is fairly accurate. It is certainly not out of the ordinary to have one “splurge” day on occasion. Unfortunately, the latter half of the statement is not as true as desired. Candy really can be that bad. Amanda Chan in MyHealthNewsDaily illuminates some of the worst candies, and relates the statistics

involving them: Mr. Goodbar: A 49-gram Mr. Goodbar will cost you 250 calories, 17 grams of fat (including seven grams of saturated fat) and 23 grams of sugar. NutRageous: Another n u t t y candy, a 5 1 - g ra m NutRageous bar, will run you 260 calories, 16 grams Jacob Taylor of fat Contributing Columnist (including five grams of saturated fat) and 22 grams of sugar. Snickers: Maybe a Snickers bar really should be a meal on its own. A 59-gram bar has 280 calories, 14 grams of fat — (including five grams of saturated fat) and 30 grams of sugar.” Some candies such as pixie sticks, jolly ranchers and blow pops redeem these others. The statistics on these candies are much more optimistic. The best advice for a healthy Halloween is to eat in moderation. Just have a few pieces, and put the rest away for later. It is not necessary to eat it all in one day. Further, think about giving out such treats as Halloween themed toys or healthy but tasty snacks. It is not as exciting as the sugary goods, but excitement is a small price to pay for longer life.

of people. The key here is the importance of the issue. If added to the public ballot, would the ban have passed? According to the percentage of smokers in Nodaway County, probably. Should it have still been voted upon? Certainly. Ban opponents will always be able to say a bitter “coulda, woulda, shoulda” and argue that their hard-fought right to vote was taken away. Like the old adage says, if you do not vote, you cannot complain. This ban is the capstone of a 7-yearold process. Now, for

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the implement with the greatest scope and effect on citizens, Maryville City Council opts to single-handedly take care of the issue. Sure, they sent

surveys and gathered public opinion. Their actions followed their constitution. But for a case like this, the people should have nailed their own coffin. If

Maryville citizens decide that they should not be allowed to smoke in their own businesses, then Maryville government has done its job.


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“I think there should be a designated area for smoking because some people don’t want the smoke to be continuously blown in their face.”

“I do not think smoking should be in bars because bars are small places, and there is plenty of room for people to just go outside.”

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None and Done: Dangers of Four Loko “One and done, that’s what I always say.” This is one of Columbus’ memorable quotes from the movie Zombieland when Tallahassee hands him a shot and Columbus tosses it out of the window when Tallahassee is not looking. So, I guess the saying really should be “none and done, that’s what I always say.” Well, the saying none and done should apply to everyone when it comes to alcoholic beverages mixed with energy drinks. Alcohol is dangerous enough by itself or mixed with soda, but mixed with energy drinks it takes on a whole new level of danger. According to WebMD, mixing alcohol with energy drinks triples one’s risk of getting drunk.

An interview was given by students at the University of Florida between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. to people leaving bars in a college part ying area in Florida. The average alcohol breath reading for people who drank energ y drink and alcohol cock tails was .109, much higher than the legal driving limit of .08. Macaulay Montague However, the averContributing Columnist age alcohol breath reading for people who only drank alcohol-no energy drink consumption or form of mixing- was .081. This interview also revealed that people who drank alcohol mixed with

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The Tijuana, Mexico, seizure and incineration of a record-breaking 134 tons of marijuana last week has ignited the case for the legalization of the drug in the U.S. California was the first state to hold a public vote on the issue, as citizens voted it down Tuesday. The largest marijuana bust in Mexican history equates to about 334 million joints, according to the LA Times. Authorities say the drugs were on their way to America when Mexican police opened fire on the smugglers. Later, three massacred bodies or murdered victims were publicly hung – speculatively by the drug cartel – as a way of showing that the authorities are not in control. Drug trafficking is at the center of the illegal immigrant crime issue in America, as well as a contributor to the towering rates of other crimes. The issue made its way onto California ballots because enough people believe that legalization would make the chaos disappear. Thankfully, California citizens decided not to follow that logic, if it can even be called so. If lawmakers believe the best solution is to sacrifice the law to appease a growing criminal mass, perhaps they are the ones smoking dope.

energy drinks, also known as AMED, drank longer than those who drank only alcohol. According to Bruce Goldberger, PhD, director of toxicology at the University of Florida, people drink for longer when drinking AMED because caffeine reduces drowsiness felt by more intoxicated people. It is also commonly thought that the stimulant of the energy drink counteracts the depressant effect that alcohol has, but it actually aggravates intoxication. So next time you think about mixing alcohol with energy drinks, or decide to grab a convenient premixed AMED such as Four Lokos, heed Columbus’ words, and either one and done it, or more intelligently, none and done it.



In their noble quest to improve Maryville’s indoor air quality, Citizens for SmokeFree Nodaway County opened up a Pandora’s box of unpleasant inequalities. Take a look: personal freedom to smoke versus personal freedom to breathe clean air; business loss versus an increase in communal health; and the purity of true democracy versus the efficiency of representative democracy. This last one is especially thought-provoking. Mayor Chad Jackson’s informal survey

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SMOKE: Legal but unpopular

Hunt Family band delights students BY KEENAN ROBERTSON Missourian Reporter Tonight the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts will fill with the echo from the performance of the Hunt Family from Chesapeake, Va. The Hunt Family is brought to campus as part of the 2010-2011 Encore Series. The Hunt Family consists of nine members; parents Clint and Sally Hunt, and their seven children; twins Jessi and Jenni, Joshua, Jonathon, Jordan, Justin and Jamison. The show is highly energetic and incorporates a hodgepodge of traditional Irish step dancing with award-winning fiddle playing on top of several other instruments, which include the guitar, bass, keys, drums and mandolin.

“The message (of the show) is really that there is still good, quality family entertainment,” Clint Hunt said. “The show is very diverse.  One song will be traditional Celtic music featuring dancing and fiddles, and the next could feature electric guitars and drums.” The Hunts have been performing as a family for the last ten years.  From 2002 to 2004, the Hunts performed at Busch Gardens-Williamsburg doing three to four shows a day.  Their children have won several competitions.  Jessi and Jenni have both won fiddle competitions up and down the east coast and four of the boys are nationally and world ranked Irish step dancers.  Jonathon is a five-time world ranked step dancer. “ T his year’s series was

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THE NINE-MEMBER Hunt Family will bring its high-energy show to Northwest Thursday, 
Nov. 4. The family performs original, Celtic, bluegrass, inspirational and popular tunes.

designed with families in mind. Providing the arts to your family can sometimes be expensive,” director of Campus Activities Angel McAdams –Prescott said. “But our series strives to make a night out at the theater affordable and readily available to the Maryville area. This performance will be non-stop energ y and

ELECTION: Majority shift in house Continued from A1 “Missouri is the puppy mill capital of the country,” Schmitz said. “The passage of proposition B will bring relief to many dogs and provide them with release from their small cages and the exercise they need.”

Schmitz and her group worked to get this proposition on the ballot when legislators did not hear their original voice to help the dogs, according to Schmitz. “ W h en e ver y on e i s working hard for something you’re bound to get a positive result,” Schmitz

said. “Now we are looking forward to working alongside commercial breeders to bring more humane conditions, and hoping to see Missouri officials listen to the voice of the people and step up on enforcement and crack down on those in violation.”

Obituaries WENDY JO JACKSON Wendy Jo Jackson 35, of Maryville, MO passed away Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the St. Francis Hospital in Maryville after a five month battle with cancer. Wendy was born on March 13, 1975 in Trenton, MO, to Rick and Ellyn Fuller, and lived all of her life in the Maryville area. She had attended NWMSU, and worked at Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp, Maryville. She was preceded in death by her grandmother Connie Fuller, on May 31, 2010.

On December 12, 1998, she married Timothy M. Jackson. He survives of the home. She is also survived by her three sons, Cody, Tyson, and Logan, also of the home.

Other Survivors include her parents, Rick and Ellyn Fuller, Burlington Junction, MO, her brother, Wes Fuller, Maryville, MO, her grandfather, Donald Fuller, Humphreys, MO, her grandmother, Doris Boram, Milan, MO, two aunts, Kris Johnson, and her son Ryan, Monett, MO, and Rita Thomas, and her children, Chasity, and Dalton, Meadville, MO, and her best friend/sister, Amanda Gilman of Maryville, MO. Wendy’s funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the BramDanfelt Funeral Home, Maryville. Burial will be in the Camp Ground Cemetery, Osgood, MO. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Friday, November 5, 2010 at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Abrielle Neff Foundation, 16835 Icon Road, Pickering, MO. 64476, or to the family, and can be directed to the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, 206 East South Hills Drive, Maryville, MO. 64468. Services are under the direction of the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO. For online guest book and obituary, visit


All Day - Brick & Click Libraries All Day - Tickets on Sale - The Wizard of Oz

6:00 pm - St. Joseph Alumni & Friends Chapter Progressive Dinner 6:00 pm - Appetizers with the Newman’s 7240 SE Summit Dr.

7:00 pm - Main Course with the Roach’s 7:00 pm - Volleyball at Central Missouri, Warrensburg

Saturday Nov. 6

All Day - Alpha Delta Pi 5-year Anniversary Cross Country MIAA Championships, Hays, KS Fall Green & White Visit Day J.W. Jones Student Union Designed for freshmen, sophomores and those who are in the early stages of their search, Green and White visit days include a group tour, view an admissions presentation, sit in on a student panel, and participate in an academic fair. The schedule for Green and White Visit Days will be: 9-9:25 a.m. Registration 9:30-10:15 a.m. Admissions Overview 10:15-11:30 a.m. Group Tour of Campus (5-6 families in a group) 11:30-12:30 p.m. Departmental and Student Services Fair noon Financial Aid and Scholarship Session

9:00 am - MS-ACS Comprehensive Exam 12:00 pm - The Amazing Race Memorial Bell Tower The Amazing Race returns to Northwest! Participants compete in a variety of challenges around the NW campus and for their efforts. 1:30 pm - Football at Central Missouri, Warrensburg

Sunday Nov. 7

All Day - Daylight Savings Time ends 3:00 pm - Tower Choir concert

7:00 pm - Newman Catholic Center Mass 7:00 pm - Senior/Graduate Recital: Ashley Smith (French Horn) and Jessica Nance (Clarinet)

something kids and adults of all ages will enjoy.” Reserved tickets are now available online and will be available up until the time of the show. Ticket prices range from $13-$15 for Northwest students for balcony or orchestra seating, respectively. Tickets are an additional $10 for adults.

me to do.’” July 12, the bill was approved by a split 2-2 council and Jackson giving the final nod in favor of the ban. But City Council records show a key step that could have significantly changed the outcome. “Motion was made by Councilman Wake to exclude all bars from being included as a smoke-free establishment by the adoption of the ordinance,” the minutes read. “Because of a lack of a second to the motion, the motion died.” Wake’s proposal could have been the last option for those on Wiley’s side. Yet even if the bill or Wake’s proposal had been placed on public ballot in April, Harr was confident that the victory would still be theirs. “Our coalition would never give up,” Harr said. “We’re a grassroots organization that has worked really, really hard because we think that employees are worth protecting from something that could kill them.” Wiley believes the bill should be reconsidered. He says an amendment should be added that excludes private businesses. If so, he believes the Legion would follow the lead of the ELKS and become a private organization to keep people – smokers and non – coming in for drinks. “Right now, we’re just trying to figure out how to create things to bring people in here, because the 30-40 percent of business that we’ve lost hurts us,” Wiley said. “If things don’t change, that door’s going to end up getting locked.” According to Smail, they can certainly present their case again to the council, although she personally believes the decision is final. “We’ve had the public hearings several times for people to come in and give their views of it, but I just can’t imagine there being anything new to discuss,” Smail said. Weeks after the bill went into effect, a wholesale delivery worker dropped off boxes at the Legion, joking with a few of the patrons that he will come back when he can smoke there. “I’m working on it,” Wiley replied.





Thursday Nov. 4, 2010

NO SHAVE November Beards, goatees for good cause BY BRITTANY KEITHLEY Editor-in-Chief

In order to gauge the most growth, they decided to open up the competition to the Bearcat family, allowing people to The contestants line up one at a time. vote on their favorite beard with pocket They face each other with determination change. The competition allowed Murand drive. As they take their places, ra- phy to take the tradition to different zors in hand, they strip away each piece heights and help out some local chariof pride, preparing for the days before ties. them. With the last whiskers washed “We decided to use only local chariaway, the countdown begins to separate ties, because we know there are a lot in the boys from the men. Ready. Set. the area who have had their funding cut,” Grow. Murphy said. “We thought if our bit of Nov. 1 marked the start of a fun can benefit them then all the better,” tradition where men proclaim Murphy said. their masculinity by stashAs “No Shave November” sweeps ing their razor and sporting a the world with separate interpretations beard. This proclamation was by all, Murphy thinks of it as a celebraduly noted as “No Shave Novem- tion while his coworkers are glad he atber,” and men tached it to a cause. across the world “It would be nice followed suit to raise a little someshaving on Oct. 31, thing extra to give to and marking their a local charity,” SudThere’s some peogrowth for the next hoff said. “That’s the ple like DT who get a five 30 days. underlying thing that o’clock shadow by lunch This year’s procmakes it worth doing.” and there are others like lamation morphed In the broader me who haven’t shaved from friendly banter picture, “No Shave in a decade, so I really to hairy competiNovember” promotes have no clue what my foltion as Will Murphy, awareness for men’s licle growing potential is. I Mass Communicahealth and testicular tion TV and video cancer, as men join in think its going to be a total engineer, kick startto bear their God-givcrapshoot.” ed a challenge his en right to grow. -Will Murphy coworkers could not The competi-TV and video engineer resist. tion drives on as con“A few of us here testants unveil their in the department freshly shaven faces, all thought it would braving the cold with be kind of a fun no whiskery wind thing to do, and we would see who turns block to protect them. As they document up looking the best,” Murphy said. “After their journey and daydream of hairier we talked about it a little bit, we kind of times, contestants can be found in the thought if we can monetize and maybe Union this Friday rallying support for make it more toward a charity or some their cause as voting opens. type of donation, it would make it a little As the beards thicken and razors bit more fun and add a bit of a challenge.” gather dust, a final twist in the competiThe challenge grew from Murphy’s tion lets participants trim, wax and shave razor bout as contestants soon lined up to their heart’s desire. The most creative eager to participate. Doug Sudhoff, Mass shave will earn contestants half of the Communication chairperson, took the money collected to donate to their favorleap and signed on to join the cause. ite charity. “It’s a change of pace, and it’s an opWhen the clock strikes midnight on portunity to do something different,” Nov. 30, watch out as handlebars, goatees Sudhoff said. “It gives me the opportuni- and moustaches make their way to camty to not shave, and I am kind of looking pus. Until then, brace yourself because forward to that.” the scruff is out and all razors are off.


SENIOR DANNY THOMPSON shaves on Nov. 1 to kick off “No Shave November”. Thompson helped sponsor the event as KNWT general manager and will be broadcasting at the Union with KSCV on Fridays during voting.

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Fourth Mission Impossible

Tom Cruise has announced there will be a fourth Mission: Impossible movie, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. You would think Tom would have learned his lesson after the last two M.I. movies, but he is back to reclaim his role as the ridiculous, egocentric Hunt.

Brandi Glanville After having a rough time with her ex-husband, who left her for LeAnn Rimes, this divorcee was pulled over last Thursday for drunk driving.

Top Not Charlie Sheen This “Two and a Half Men” star is still partying out of control, allegedly going on cocaine binges and sharing his company with call girls.

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STROLLER: Your man would like a few words with Arizona, Hawaii In an unprecedented new level of cynicism, I’m taking on the absurd practices of a sleepy southwestern state. That’s right Arizona – I’ve got a bone to pick with you. Come at me, bro. You may not be aware of this, but Arizona does not observe daylight saving time. Worse yet, they haven’t since 1967. Who do you think you are, Arizona? Do you think you’re better than the rest of us or something? Why can’t you be more like your brother New Mexico? Now you have tagalong Hawaii joining in on the rebellion, too. Poor little Hawaii. So small, so young, so impressionable. Is this the kind of example you really want to set, Arizona? The fact that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed this insubordination for so long is despicable. They really ought to round up their troops, so to speak. And why haven’t I seen a presidential campaign on the platform of a return to daylight saving time uniformity? I’m looking at you, Mitt Romney. I just hope this is the last of the miscreants. It’s

bad enough having Arizona and Hawaii deciding to do whatever they want, but then again it’s just Arizona and Hawaii, you know what I mean? It’s just the two of them for now, at least. What if other states start to think, “Wait, why should we change our clocks twice a year because the government told us to?” California likes to make its own rules. What if they’re next? Soon we could have a whole faction of states exercising the power of states’ rights to break away from the union… oh my gosh. Do you see what’s happening? It’s the 1850s all over again! Choose your sides, America! Prepare for bloodshed on our soil unseen for generations as the daylight saving time Scuffle pits brother against brother and father against son. Oh, the humanity. At times like these, we need a strong, unifying leader. Obama, do you have a stovetop hat by chance? How about a beard? The Stroller has been a tradition since 1918 and does not reflect the views of The Northwest Missourian.

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BY KERI PETERSON Missourian Reporter From Beanie Babies to boy bands to Beavis and Butthead, we can all tilt our heads slightly and drift back to our favorite memories from the ‘90s. Over 10 years later, working hard on our educations, what better way to relive those precious years than to rewatch the epic movies that were created back then? And what better place to rent them? The B.D. Owens library at Northwest for free. Ranked according to, the countdown begins with the classic movie “Titanic.” “Titanic,” directed by James Cameron, was released late in 1997 and quickly became one of the most popular movies of all time. The anticipation left both children and adults waiting outside in the cold, hoping to get a chance to see the love story that was the highlight of everyone’s’ conversation. Jack Dawson, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and Rose Dewitt Bukater, played by Kate Winslet, met and fell in love on the “unsinkable” ship, becoming one of the most talked about on screen lovers for years to come, which is why “Titanic” ranks at No. 5 on our list. The next unforgettable movie of that decade is “Forrest Gump.” Who could forget the lovable, yet dim-witted, character that Tom Hanks portrayed in this movie. Released in 1994 and based on the novel by Winston Groom, “Forrest Gump” is an amazing story about life and history. The protagonist in this film lived through events in American history first-hand while constantly longing for his true love Jenny, played by Robin Wright. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, Forrest Gump makes us laugh and cry through the remarkable talent Tom Hanks has to offer, making this movie rank in at No. 4. “The first rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight club.” Well Mr. Durden, this is a movie that was too incredible not to talk about. Directed

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by David Fincher and released in 1999, “Fight Club” was a fantastic view into the human psyche, showing just how easy it can be to lose our grip on reality. Edward Norton’s character, the narrator, and Brad Pitt’s character, Tyler Durden, go through some shocking life changes that lead you up to a twisted ending. And with a remarkable cast including Meatloaf and Helena Bonham Carter, this movie has become quite immortal, making it No. 3 on our list. “Pulp Fiction” is one of the most highly favored movies of the ‘90s. Directed by Quentin Tarantino and released in 1994, this movie was a collection of short stories involving gangsters and criminals. Vincent Vega, played by John Travolta, and Jules Winnfield, played by Samuel L. Jackson, are two of the most feared, top-dollar gangsters, who get what they want. This movie had wonderful casting, including Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, and Christopher Walken, and really could not have been done better. Tarantino creates a masterpiece involving themes of love, life, death, fear, respect, and accounts of rape, overdose, and plenty of comedy, making “Pulp Fiction” No. 2 on our list. Drum roll please. And the greatest movie from the ‘90s is none other than “The Shawshank Redemption.” Directed by Frank Darabont and released in 1994, this movie was set in 1947 at the Shawshank State Penitentiary in Maine. Protagonist Andy Dufresne, played by Tim Robbins, is wrongly accused of murdering his wife, and sentenced to life in prison where he meets Red, played by Morgan Freeman. The two become close and go through the daily and sometimes horrifying lives of prison inmates, leading up to the climax escape at the end. With some of the best acting and truly moving scenes ever portrayed, this is one movie that viewers will never forget and will always hold close to their hearts, making “The Shawshank Redemption” No. 1 on our list.

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Thursday Nov. 4, 2010

DUO: Bolles, Soy set pace for grueling season Continued from A10


SENIOR DEFENSIVE END Coby Keyes wraps up a Cameron ballcarrier Friday. The ‘Hounds defeated Cameron 14-0.

Odessa, playoffs visit Mar yville again BY TONY BOTTS Sports Editor November means one thing in Maryville: playoff time. Two consecutive trips to the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis and multiple conference and district titles to Maryville’s name, creates a familiar habit for players and fans to anticipate playing in the first week of November. This year was no different, as Maryville hosted the Class 3 Regional game in the first round of the State Playoffs last night, welcoming Odessa from District 15. The Bulldogs entered the midweek contest at 5-5, claiming the district runner-up title, behind an unde-

feated effort by Richmond. Odessa made it through district play with a 2-1 mark, winning at Van Horn 50-12 and hosted Oak Grove in a 42-28 victory. Richmond however, laid a 64-13 beat down on the Bulldogs in week one of Districts. “Offensively this year, they have been able to score a lot of points… They do, pretty much, operate out of a one-back offense. We’ve been real good against the run this year,” head coach Chris Holt said. “We feel up front we have an opportunity to control the line of scrimmage and we need to force them to throw the football.” Maryville escaped a tight one in Cameron in the final week of regular season play, squeaking out a 14-0 win

against the Dragons. Along the way, the ’Hounds also claimed a 35-21 win over Chillicothe and a 35-0 blowout against the Warriors of St. Pius X in district play. “This is the time of the year where seniors have to use their experience and get this football team going,” Holt said. “They didn’t respond real well last week, our sophomores made a lot of plays for us last week.” The ’Hounds’ District Title marks the third consecutive title, making November a constant theme in a program used to success. The score was unavailable at press time, however go to the Northwest Missourian’s website for full coverage and results from the Regional game.


38th touchdown. He also has the record for most touchdown load you have for football with receptions in a game with four, your school work,” Bolles said. accomplishing the feat twice, “I feel like I have adjusted to it and most receiving yards in a pretty well, for the most part, season with 1,559 yards. Bolles has compiled a but it’s definitely maybe a little bit tougher than I thought decorated career, as well. it was going to be, just how He holds the career passing much time you put into play- touchdown record for the ’Cats at 70, most touchdowns ing football in college.” Neither has relied solely thrown in a regular season, 35 on their on-field presence. touchdowns, and full season, Instead, both have asserted 42, the highest completion their presence throughout percentage in all games in the entire the program. The Northwest history with a 69.5 percent success resounding evirate and the most dence came “Sometimes passing yards in when both were you see other a regular season, selected as cap3,204 yards, and tains, voted by students walk season, 4,145 their teammates, around campus full yards. to lead during a Regardless of season with hopes and sometimes of repeating the you’re like, “what the success Soy has compiled results of last would it be like if w i t h t h e h e l p year’s success. “The fact that I was just a regu- of Bolles, there are still days he ( Jake) and I are lar student” wonders, what both captains if? is huge from an -Jake Soy “Sometimes offensive stand Wide reciever y o u s e e o t h e r p o i n t ,” B o l l e s students walk said. “ We comaround campus municate so much as it is, it’s just one extra and sometimes you’re like, added thing to where if there is “what would it be like if I was something going on where we just a regular student,” didn’t feel like we need to do some- have three more hours of the thing different in practice as a day to go practice when it’s team, or as a unit, me and him cold out, rainy out,” Soy said. “Kind of put yourself in their can talk to each other.” In the t wo’s time in a shoes for a second.” However, both studentBearcat uniform, both have rewritten the record books. athletes embrace the grueling Soy shattered the team and season, knowing what posMIAA’s single season touch- sibilities lie ahead. With another National down receptions last year with 27, and recently tied the career Title to be chased down, one touchdown reception record thing is sure: these two are up against Fort Hays, with his for the challenge.



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Simmons, Austin take new roles BY JASON LAWRENCE Missourian Reporter With the big name running backs just little more than recent memory and names atop the record books, a tandem of small backs have spearheaded Northwest’s running game. Senior Kelvin Austin and sophomore Jordan Simmons have combined to create a formidable rushing attack with the graduation of LaRon Council and injuries to three other running backs. “We knew we were going to get a lot of significant playing time with LC being gone,� Simmons said. “We’re just trying to do our one-eleventh. Me and him are basically holding down the running backs since we’ve had a lot of injuries. We’ve got a big load carrying the running backs around. I think we’ve done a pretty good job.� Both came to Northwest to stay close to home and came into this season knowing their roles would be important, but neither expected the workload they are getting now. “I wasn’t expecting my role to be as big as it is now, but I was sure it was going to be important,� Austin said. “Whatever role it was going to be, it was going to be important. “I’m ready for it. I just want to shine every week and help my team win.�


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Austin leads the team with seven rushing touchdowns and has taken on the role as one of the t e a m ’s vocal leaders, while S i m m o n s leads the Kelvin Austin Running Back team in rushing yards with 424 and is the team’s top return man.

They feel like they complement each other and push each other, switching out every three plays. “There’s not a big difference, that’s noticeable (in the two),� head coach Mel Tjeerdsma said. “I think the neat thing about it is that they’re both very supportive of each other. They do everything they can to help each other and they’re not at all worried about how much ‘I’ get to play. They want to do whatever it takes for our team

to win.â€? Even though they feel that most people underestimate how hard they run, they still have their eyes set on the ultimate prize and feel that the team has the weapons to get it. “All the way,â€? Simmons said. “I’m pretty sure me and him have the same confidence in this team that everybody else does. We just need to tighten up on the little things and everyone does their oneeleventh‌Alabama.â€?


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SENIOR FORWARD KELSEY Sanders prepares to knock in a goal Saturday. The ’Cats fell to Nebraska-Omaha 3-1.

Senior notches goal in home finale BY BRYCE MERENESS Missourian Reporter

Senior Day at Bearcat Pitch witnessed early fireworks by senior Kelsey Sanders in the match-up with Nebraska-Omaha. Sanders received a crossing pass from freshman Anna Calgaard, and put Northwest on top in the 14th minute. “It’s really a great feeling knowing that I contributed to scoring,� Sanders said. “We didn’t get the result we wanted, but to score my last time ever playing on Bearcat Pitch feels really good.� The Bearcats tried to hold on to the lead until halftime, but were finally outdone in the 37th minute. Junior Hayley Renshaw made a run down the sideline and the ’Cats were forced to defend a corner. The ensuing corner kick fell to the feet of freshman Melanie McCormick who knocked in her first goal of the year. “We let down our guard after that goal,� head coach Tracy Hoza said. “It would be nice to come in at halftime having them be one goal down, but they were putting a lot of pressure on us, and it was only a matter of time and we couldn’t sustain that pressure for the first half.� The second half saw the Mavericks take the lead. Freshman Megan Kingston stuck home another corner kick in the 54th minute. Then, in the 63rd minute, freshman Monica Bosilevac made it 3-1. “We tried to not have them take shots,� Hoza said. “We showed them to the sideline, denied them turning it and kicking it in, closing down and turning to the sideline and stick in and win the ball, don’t let them get those shots off we need to do a better job of closing it down and effecting the ball, and that’s what a first defender does, and we’ll work on our first defending.� The ’Cats finally showed some signs of life in the 77th minute, recording their first shot since Sanders’ goal, a shooting drought of 63 minutes. Northwest will play its final game of the season against Missouri Southern at 6 p.m. today in Joplin, Mo. Sanders says they have a great chance in Joplin. “We can play our hearts out,� Sanders said. “We have a great team, a lot of talent and if we play together we definitely have a chance of beating (Southern). We’re a great team defense to offense and if we play work together we can do great things.�

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Week Ten

Central Missouri

3 Bearcats

VS 6 Mules

When the ’Cats pass: UCM ranks sixth in the conference in pass defense, allowing almost 230 yards per game. EDGE>>>>’CATS When the ’Cats run: The Mules are not stopping much on the ground, allowing 157 yard per game. EDGE>>>>’CATS


What if Bearcat football lost its way? BY JASON LAWRENCE Missourian Reporter

the dynamic duo

Ryan Lessman Offensive Line

“I know for one thing is we need to really play physical. That’s kind of what we do around here, we come out and play physical “ -- Lessman

Justin Welch Cornerback

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When the Mules pass: The secondary could be on the losing end of this battle with the MIAA’s top passer under center for the Mules. EDGE>>>>MULES When the MULEs run: Worst rushing offense in the conference stands no chance. EDGE>>>>’CATS

“It’s going to be similar to a playoff game because it’s going to be a hostile environment. We’re going to try and get UCM’s best shot. Overall, it’s a big game for both of us.” -- Welch Special Teams: Both teams consistently perform well on special teams, however, Northwest holds the advantage with the likes of Stadler and Simmons. Look for the special teams to play a big role in this game. EDGE>>>>’CATS

Mel Tjeerdsma Head Coach

“I think this group does a very good job (not looking past opponents). I can’t tell what’s in their minds, but we just dont hear anything about anybody other than who we’re playing.” --Tjeerdsma

Pair setting records on field, standards off BY TONY BOTTS Sports Editor “Score.” The only word junior wide receiver Jake Soy needs to describe his favorite pass play in the many folds of the Bearcat offense. It should come as no surprise since that has been just about all Soy and senior quarterback Blake Bolles have done since pairing up, aside from claiming their first National Title together. The expectations of duplicating the numbers from a year ago, should come as no surprise, increasingly high, following the season’s output the two had last year. “I think they have done well with (handling expectations),” head coach Mel Tjeerdsma said. “I was concerned for both of them, because the e x p e c t a tions are so high. Sometimes fans, and even teammates and coaches, aren’t realistic about things, but these guys have both handled it real well.”

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Last season alone, the two accounted for 26 of each other’s touchdowns, and have hooked up for 35 total touchdowns across their careers. Those numbers alone make it no argument the amount of trust each other has in the other, specifically Bolles, who admits he has never had more trust in any player during his career. “I have the most confidence in Jake than pretty much anyone I have played with,” Bolles said. “That’s not to take away from anybody that I have ever played with. It’s just I feel like I know what he’s going to do on every single play.” Their success however, is only a testament to the pair’s work ethic and the time spent on and off the field preparing week in and week out. I n fact, the hours allott e d preparing for the 60 minutes of playing time on Saturdays could be compared directly to that of a full time job. But those hours only pertain to half their commitment to this program. The other half is spent scouring more than See DUO on A8

It’s a simple, hypothetical question. What if Mel Tjeerdsma left and took the Texas-San Antonio job? Well, here’s what I would have foreseen happening. Northwest football would have dropped off the map. That’s not to say that the assistant coaches aren’t capable. I just think they would have followed suit and followed Tjeerdsma to Texas. Brian Kelly did it at Grand Valley State – won two National Titles in his 13 years then headed off to Division I Central Michigan. In his three years at CMU, he won more games than the previous year and led them to a bowl game. Then, Kelly jumped ship again to the greener pastures of Cincinnati. He led Cincinnati to three straight bowls before heading off to South Bend, Ind. to coach the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. What if the Texas-San Antonio job was still vacant and Tjeerdsma decided to take the job? Northwest and all of Maryville would have been devastated. The community would have lost its largest public figure, and the Bearcats would have lost its charismatic leader. Flash forward to the Emporia State game three weeks ago. Would a rookie head coach been able to stand there and weather that storm? I would say no. Emporia had the ’Cats on edge all game. And no Tjeerdsma would mean no defensive coordinator Scott Bostwick, whose defense scored twice in the fourth quarter to secure the victory. Jump ahead another week to the Washburn game. With under a minute left, the Ichabods scored and were down by one. Washburn goes for two and it’s no good. The Bearcats survive and run its conference streak to 43 straight wins. Does that happen without Tjeerdsma at the helm? No way. This team feeds off of Tjeerdsma’s energy and his never-say-die attitude. The streak would have fell short of the record-setting 42 and Northwest would be sitting with at least three losses right now and on the outside of the playoff picture. Yes, a lot relies on the players and Northwest has an outstanding roster, but without that strong leadership at the top, I don’t think this team could keep pulling out these nail biters and stay atop the MIAA. I Didn’t mean to scare you, but what happens when Mel finally decides to hang up his whistle for good?

MIAA Title up for grabs in Mule Country BY TONY BOTTS Sports Editor Players darted in and out of coaches’ offices during the week, searching for film they would spend hours dissecting and analyzing, clipboards to take notes on during their film sessions with one unifying task at hand: secure a conference title. “We know what’s on the line and if our kids can’t get excited about this ball game, then we probably won’t get excited about any,” head coach Mel Tjeerdsma said. That task comes as no easy feat with Central Missouri, undefeated

through conference play and 9-1 overall, attempting to dethrone the Bearcats from their perennial perch atop the MIAA. “Our No. 1 goal is to win a conference championship, we can get a share of it Saturday,” Tjeerdsma said. “That’s what we work for, that’s what we do all offseason for all the way through this point, to have that opportunity.” Not only does the ’Cats’ stake in the contentions for yet another conference title ride on the weekend showdown with the Mules, but its fate in the Regional rankings is also on the line with Northwest sitting in the fourth slot of Super Regional 4, currently outside-

looking-in on the two slots that assure guaranteed byes in the first round of the playoffs. The Mules occupy the No.2 spot in the first rankings, while Abilene Christian and Texas A&M-Kingsville fill the No. 1 and No. 3 slots, respectively. Leading the Mules is the conference’s most prolific passer, Eric Czerniewski, and former ’Cats’ assistant coach Jim Svoboda, now the head coach of the No. 6 squad in the AFCA Top 25 Poll. Also, former All-America Bearcat quarterback, Josh Lambersen, heads the wide receivers corps for the Mules. “When it’s time to kick off, it’s

time to kick off,” Tjeerdsma said. “It’s just another team we need to beat.” Wide receiver Jake Soy is on record watch this week, following his performance against Fort Hays that allowed him to tie the program’s career touchdown reception record at 38. Senior quarterback Blake Bolles broke the career passing touchdown record, as well, and currently sits at No. 1 with 69 passing touchdowns. The Mules and ’Cats square off at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Warrensburg, Mo. A win for the ’Cats guarantees a share of the conference title.


JUNIOR WIDE RECEIVER Jake Soy breaks through an arm tackle. Soy tied the career touchdown receptions record Saturday.

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